Camera to satisfy "action" needs: 6D or 70D?

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: Camera to satisfy "action" needs: 6D or 70D?

Jonathan Brady wrote:

I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the IQ differences between the two, and especially the ISO advantage of FF and the 6D in general. What I'm really looking to find out is...

Jonathan Brady wrote:

I'm wondering if upgrading to either a 70D or 6D would provide further improvements (in AF acquisition/speed).

Do you have any hunting with your 60D indoors? If so, yes the 6D would be faster. If no, then no I would not expect any difference in focus speed.

My question is - is the AF speed of the 6D fast enough - especially the outer points - to keep up with a toddler?

Yes, I've used the outer focus points with skateboarders and race cars. No issues with tracking.

My question here is - is the speed in acquiring focus improved with the 70D over the 7D (meant to say 60D)? Also, are the outer AF points at least as good (or better) than the outer points of the 60D (I assume they're better but want to make sure)?


Does Al Servo work any better with the 70D?

Yes, the 70D has a much faster processor than the 60D, this will help improve tracking.

But I'm really curious about the ability of the 6D to keep up with my daughter as the IQ improvements are also important.

The 6D's auto focus should have no issues keeping up with your daughter

Any help with this?


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